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April 08, 2015

Dressing for work can feel a little like Groundhog Day: Reaching each morning for the same office-appropriate yet unexciting pieces. But considering that you probably spend most of your time on the clock, your work wardrobe deserves as much attention as your off-duty uniform—and we promise, it can be just as much fun to shop for. Here are a few fresh updates on the classics that don't sacrifice one bit of polish. Promotion-worthy? You bet.

Christopher Kane pencil skirt, $1,595; net-a-porter.com

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Make your next pencil skirt purchase a special one, with print and texture that strike a playful yet professional balance.

The Row culottes, $1171; matchesfashion.com

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Instead of wearing skirts or loose trousers, try culottes. They're just as sophisticated and super comfortable.

Tory Burch sandals, $350; toryburch.com

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An architectural block heel is a unique twist on your go-to pumps or summer heels.

Protagonist button-down shirt, $360; theline.com

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Up your button-down game with sophisticated French cuffs.

Fendi 'Peekaboo' bag, $4,500; barneys.com

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Switch out your black carry-all for this brown top handle bag. The slight seventies vibe makes it very of the moment.

Derek Lam blazer, $1,790; barneys.com

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Navy makes for a understatedly chic alternative to black.

Zara dress, $79.90; zara.com

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Cotton dresses are a great throw-on-and-go option--but a faux leather finish packs more of a punch.

Eddie Borgo stud earrings, $65; eddieborgo.com

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Switch out your go-to studs for these sculptural gemstone cubes.

Victoria Beckham coat, $3,495; mytheresa.com

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The feminine two-tone belt and light color make this a perfect topper for spring.

Aritzia blouse, $110; aritzia.com

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Polo shirts were all over the spring runways, upgraded with sleek details and luxe fabrics.

The Row sunglasses, $430, net-a-porter.com

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This tan shade looks amazing against just about any skin tone.

Theory pants, $355; theory.com

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For a new take on suiting, skip tapered pants and go for wide-leg trousers instead.

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